A-Rod Admits to Steroid Use

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In his first interview since the Sports Illustrated story broke on Saturday, Alex Rodriguez told ESPN’s Peter Gammons this afternoon that he did indeed use steroids, saying he's "very sorry and deeply regretful." He says he took them for a three-year period when he was with Texas, starting in 2001 and ending after an injury during spring training in 2003. (He says his years in New York have been clean.) The full interview with Gammons, likely chosen in part because he's been sympathetic to A-Rod in the past, airs this evening. [ESPN, Newsday]